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Manicotti Stuffed with Ricotta Parmesan Mozzarella and Spinach

Ingredients

1/2 lb manicotti noodles, cook according to package directions
1 lb fresh spinach
1 and 1/2 lbs ricotta cheese
1 lb mozzarella cheese
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
3 eggs,beaten
1 recipe for marinara sauce (use our search engine for recipe) or use 1 16 oz store brought jar.
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for dusting.
This is an easy to make delicious Italian favorite.

 

Directions:

  • Cook noodles and drain well.
  • Remove tough stems from spinach and cook in boiling water for 2 minutes.
  • Using paper towels or a clean dish towel, squeeze as much water out of the spinach as possible.
  • Chop spinach into small pieces.
  • Mix together the ricotta, mozzarella, 3/4 cup Parmesan, eggs and spinach.
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Stuff cooked manicotti with the mixture, being careful not to break noodles.
  • Cover the bottom of an oven proof baking dish with some of the marinara sauce,and place the stuffed noodles atop.
  • Pour in enough sauce to almost cover the noodles and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes.

 

Servings

4

Prep

30 min

Cook

45 min

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Skill Level

Easy